Happy Birthday, David Klein ! The American advertising designer would have turned 99 today! Klein is probably best known for his iconic travel posters he created for Trans World Airlines (TWA) during the 1950s and 1960s. His work has vastly grown in popularity during the last decade but many of his original posters are still available at affordable prices in today’s market. Klein passed away in December 2005 in New York.
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Today on History: The Eiffel Tower was completed in 1889
Happy Birthday, La Tour Eiffel, the global icon of Paris. 127 years ago today, the construction of the 324 m (1024 feet) Eiffel Tower was completed.
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The French airline was formed on October 7, 1933 and we have always admired the wonderful poster art that Air France and its affiliates have published over the past eight decades. We are proud to announce that our auction on November 7, 2015 features 14 different Air France posters from the 1930s through the 1950s. We have published another short blog to showcase some of these gems.
Here is a link to the blog: http://wp.me/p2hbFX-as
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126 years ago today, the French cabaret Moulin Rouge opened its doors on the Boulevard Clichy in the Montmartre district of Paris. The venue was famous for its modern can-can dance performances and soon became the center of the Parisian entertainment district. It was considered the essence of Belle Epoque Paris where artists, businessmen , the middle classes, elegant women and visitors converged to attend avant-garde performances. The so-called “Bal du Moulin Rouge” was immortalized in posters by the famous artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Original works still adorn the foyer today. The “Moulin Rouge” helped many dancers to popularity and fame, among them “La Goulue.”
A single evening made her a star. On October 7, 1925, Josephine Bakers, the American-born French dancer, singer and actress, electrifies her French audience with her performance in the “Revue Nègre” in the Théatre des Champs Elysées in Paris. Overnight, Baker delivered the “hot Charleston jazz” to the old world and thus began her unparalleled career.
Today in History: Metro opening in Paris in 1900
115 years ago today, the first Paris Metro Line was inaugurated. The underground transit system had eight stations that linked the eastern and western city districts. The event coincided with the 1900 Paris World’s Fair. The Metro entrances were designed by French architect Hector Guimard in Art Nouveau style. 86 of the original entrances are still in existence today.
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Today in History: Joséphine Baker born
The American-born French dancer, singer and actress was born on this day in 1906. Baker was fascinated by drama and dancing. At age 16 she joined a touring company. In 1923 she danced for the first time in the successful Broadway revue “Shuffle Along” at the Music Hall in New York. She gained world fame for her performance in “La Revue Nègre” in Paris in 1925. With her erotic dancing and daring costumes, especially the legendary banana skirt, Josephine Baker became a symbol of the “Roaring Twenties”. Baker was the first black woman to star in a major motion picture (Zouzou, 1934). She refused to perform for segregated audiences in the United States and is known for her contributions to the Civil Rights Movement during the 1950s and 1960s. Baker died in Paris in 1975. https://goo.gl/YC5rQA https://goo.gl/GXcrV8